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Royals trying to advance to World Series

The Kansas City Royals will send Jason Vargas to the mound on Wednesday as they look to close out their best-of-seven ALCS with a Game 4 victory over the Baltimore Orioles.

Vargas is 2-3 with a 1.94 ERA over his eight career starts against the Orioles, and he held the Angels to two runs on three hits over six innings in his ALDS outing. The Orioles, who trail the Royals 3-0 in the series, will turn to Miguel Gonzalez on Wednesday. Gonzalez is 1-2 with a 4.82 ERA in his career against the Royals.

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Royals host Orioles up 2-0 in the ALCS

The Kansas City Royals have picked up the win in seven of Jeremy Guthrie's last 10 trips to the mound as he tries to grab a Game 3 ALCS victory at home against the Baltimore Orioles on Tuesday night.

Guthrie is 2-1 with a 2.67 ERA in his four career outings against the Orioles, who dropped the first two games of the ALCS at home to the Royals. Wei-Yin Chen will get the ball for Baltimore in Game 3 of the series on Tuesday; Chen is 1-1 with a 4.17 ERA in six career starts vs. Kansas City.

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Cards & Giants square for NLCS Game 3

The San Francisco Giants' Tim Hudson is just 4-4 with a 5.26 ERA in his 13 career starts against the St. Louis Cardinals as those teams get set to break a 1-1 NLCS deadlock in Game 3 on Tuesday afternoon.

Hudson, though, held the Nationals to just one run on seven hits over 7 1-3 innings in his NLDS outing last time out, fanning eight batters in that contest. John Lackey will get the ball for the Cardinals on Tuesday; Lackey is 1-1 with a 2.57 ERA over his two career appearances against the Giants.

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Cardinals host Giants in Game 2 of NLCS

The St. Louis Cardinals' Lance Lynn is winless over his three career starts against the San Francisco Giants as those teams meet in Game 2 of the NLCS on Sunday night.

Lynn is 0-3 with a 7.98 ERA in his career against the Giants, but he held the Dodgers to two runs on seven hits over six innings of work in his most recent outing in the NLDS. Jake Peavy pitches for San Francisco on Sunday; Peavy is 3-4 with a 2.97 ERA in nine career starts vs. St. Louis.

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Giants opening NLCS on road in St. Louis

The St. Louis Cardinals will turn to righthander Adam Wainwright on Saturday night as they take on the visiting San Francisco Giants in the opener of this year's NLCS.

Wainwright is 5-5 with a 3.11 ERA over his dozen career appearances against the Giants, and he picked up a no-decision in the NLDS against the Dodgers when he gave up six runs on 11 hits while fanning five in 4 1-3 innings.

The Giants will turn to lefthander Madison Bumgarner for the opener of the NLCS on Saturday night. Bumgarner has posted a 3-4 mark with a 3.97 ERA in his career against the Cardinals, and he took the loss against the Nationals in his only NLDS appearance (two earned runs in seven innings).

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O's play host to Royals in ALCS Game 2

The Baltimore Orioles will be up against righthander Yordano Ventura on Saturday as they play host to the Kansas City Royals at Camden Yards in the second game of the ALCS.

Ventura has faced the Orioles twice in his career, allowing just two runs on 14 hits over those 14 1-3 innings of work while striking out 17 batters. Ventura held the Angels to one run over seven innings in his lone ALDS appearance.

The Orioles will turn to Bud Norris in Game 2 of the series on Saturday. Norris is 0-1 with an 0.68 ERA over his two career appearances against the Royals, and he held the Tigers scoreless on two hits over 6 1-3 innings in a win in the ALDS last round.

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Royals & Orioles set for opener of ALCS

James Shields is 11-7 with a 3.52 ERA over his 26 career starts against the Baltimore Orioles as his Kansas City Royals look for a road win in Game 1 of the ALCS at Camden Yards on Friday night.

Shields picked up a win over the Angels in the ALDS, holding them to two runs on six hits over six innings of work in that outing. The Orioles will turn to Chris Tillman in Game 1; Tillman held the Tigers to two runs on four hits over five innings of work in his ALDS outing.

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San Francisco Giants vs Washington Nationals Betting Odds Preview and Pick

The Washington Nationals battle the visiting San Francisco Giants on Thursday in MLB betting odds action at Nationals Park.

San Francisco puts its faith in starter to earn a win and boost his personal mark of . Getting the ball for the Washington Nationals is , who owns a record on the season with a ERA.

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Los Angeles Dodgers Host St. Louis Cardinals in MLB Baseball Betting Action

The visiting St. Louis Cardinals hope for a solid performance on Thursday as they look to pick up a win at Dodger Stadium against the Los Angeles Dodgers.

will take the mound for the Los Angeles Dodgers, and he'll carry a 17-8 record into the contest. gets the ball for the St. Louis Cardinals; he's 20-9 so far this season.

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Los Angeles Angels vs Kansas City Royals Betting Odds Analysis, Lines and Pick

The Los Angeles Angels will look to improve on a 98-67 record when they take on the Kansas City Royals, a key part of the MLB betting odds line up on Wednesday.

For the Los Angeles Angels, gets the ball, charged with keeping the Kansas City Royals hitters off the base paths. He'll face , 11-10 on the year.

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